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Orrick Expands Capital Markets Team With Kirkland Partner

March 2, 2021, 11:01 AM

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe is expanding its capital markets practice with Kirkland & Ellis partner Marsha Mogilevich in New York.

Mogilevich represents sponsors, companies and underwriters on securities and financings transactions, including IPOs, SPACs, high-yield and investment-grade notes offerings, tender offers, and exchange offers, according to an Orrick statement. She also advises on corporate governance and SEC disclosures.

“There’s been such a tremendous amount of demand in the capital markets and transactions space, and Orrick has been at the forefront of that,” Mogilevich said in an interview.

The hire comes as capital markets practices across Big Law firms saw record levels of activity last year, and that action has spilled into 2021. Orrick has responded to the blitz with a strategy to hire young, rising talent in the firm’s M&A and capital markets practice.

Earlier this year, Orrick hired a trio of corporate partners, including London-based capital markets associate Edward Dyson from Cooley and senior attorney Mark Mushkin from Cravath Swaine & Moore. The firm also added private equity advisor Leah Recht from Kirkland in San Francisco.

Mogilevich, a former Cahill Gordon & Reindel associate, joined Kirkland in 2013 before becoming partner there in 2017.

She was a part of Kirkland’s team that represented data company Genius Sports Group in its deal to go public through its $1.5 billion merger with dMY Technology Group Inc. in October.

Mogilevich also represented Acadia Healthcare in the $1.5 billion sale of its U.K. operations to Waterland Private Equity, and CCC Information Services Inc. in its combination with Dragoneer Growth Opportunities Corp.

Over the last nine months, Orrick’s capital markets team has worked to take public tech companies such as Asana, Fisker Automotive, Luminar Technologies, Clover Health, SOC Telemed, Momentus and Volta Industries.

“Marsha is a highly talented capital markets adviser,” said Matthew Gemello, head of Orrick’s global corporate practice, said in the statement. She “arrives as our capital markets practice is running at an unprecedented pace.”

To contact the reporter on this story: Meghan Tribe in New York at mtribe@bloomberglaw.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Chris Opfer at copfer@bloomberglaw.com
John Hughes at jhughes@bloombergindustry.com

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